Jack Kemp

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Jack Kemp
Jack Kemp official portrait.jpg
9th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
February 13, 1989 – January 19, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Samuel Pierce
Succeeded by Henry Cisneros
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1989
Preceded by Donald J. Mitchell
Succeeded by Bill Paxon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 38th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by James F. Hastings
Succeeded by District 38 eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Richard D. McCarthy
Succeeded by James F. Hastings
Personal details
Born Jack French Kemp
(1935-07-13)July 13, 1935
Los Angeles, California
Died May 2, 2009(2009-05-02) (aged 73)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joanne Kemp
Children Jeff
Jennifer
Judith
Jimmy
Alma mater Occidental College
Profession Football player
Politician
Religion Presbyterian
Website Kemp Partners: Jack Kemp
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1958–1962
Rank Private
Unit Reserves

Jack French Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politician and a collegiate and professional football player. A Republican, he served as Housing Secretary in the administration of President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993.

Kemp was known for being a top adviser to President Ronald Reagan. He helped Reagan pass the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. Some people say that he helped create the Reagan Revolution during the 1980s.

Kemp served nine terms as a congressman for Western New York's 31st congressional district from 1971 to 1989. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole.

Kemp had previously contended for the presidential nomination in the 1988 Republican primaries.

Kemp died of cancer of unknown primary origin in Bethesda, Maryland, aged 73.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jack Kemp dies". Huffington Post.com. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 

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